Start your color control at the capture stage with the SpyderCheckr. It allows photographers to color calibrate their cameras, perform precision in-camera white balance and record known-color samples. SpyderCheckr helps capture consistent color from day to day and camera to camera and apply these results easily in your workflow with RAW import software such as, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. The sturdy, ecofriendly design has 48 spectrally engineered color patches, easy to use calibration software making post production quicker by getting consistent, predictable color right from the start. The SpyderCheckr makes your RAW workflow easy and fast giving a color standard for any camera. The neutral Gray Target & Gray Ramp is designed for in-camera white balance and visual neutrality analysis. Extensive skintone samples are perfect for portrait and fashion photography. The durable self casing construction makes for safe and easy transport and protects the unit in the field. The SpyderCheckr includes: SpyderCheckr SpyderCheckr Software CD Quick Start Guide. Supported Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean and Japanese. System Requirements: XP, Vista, Win 7 Mac OS X (10.4 +) 128MB of available RAM 100MB of available hard disk space Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Elements or ACR.
From the Manufacturer
The Datacolor SpyderCHECKR is a color reference tool that allows photographers to color calibrate their cameras, perform precision in-camera white balance, and record known-color samples. With its powerful software, SpyderCHECKR allows you to create a custom color standard for any camera and apply these results easily to your RAW workflow. Compatible with RAW import software such as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Hasselblad Phocus, SpyderCHECKR's sturdy design gives you consistent, predictable color right from the start.
At a Glance:
Create a custom color standard for any camera
48 spectrally engineered color patches
Neutral gray target for in-camera white balance
Easy-to-use calibration software
Compatible with most RAW import software
48 spectrally engineered color patches let you create a custom color standard for any camera. View larger.
Calibration software provides consistent, accurate color results. View larger.
Custom Color Control for Improved Digital Workflow
With 48 spectrally engineered color patches, you can create a custom color standard for any camera. SpyderCHECKR gives you the reference tools to capture true color in your photo shoot, decreasing your post-production work time. SpyderCHECKR also features a neutral gray target and gray ramp for in-camera white balance and visual neutrality analysis as well as extensive skin tone samples for portrait and fashion photography.
Consistency and Accuracy From Day to Day
Adding color management at the capture stage of your digital workflow assures consistency and accuracy from day to day as well as from camera to camera. With SpyderCHECKR you can eliminate trial and error in color adjustment by automatically correcting color as part of your image import process.
SpyderCHECKR's sturdy casing makes it easy to transport and use while in the field. It also comes equipped with a tripod mount and a FadeCheckr indicator--a light-sensitive patch that tracks the light exposure of color targets and warns you when it is time to replace the color cards. Replaceable color cards make it simple to change out faded targets over time.
Easy-to-Use Calibration Software
SpyderCHECKR's easy-to-use software interacts with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Camera Raw to produce calibration presets that fit directly into your digital workflow. SpyderCHECKR is also the first color reference system that supports Hasselblad Phocus software.
System Requirements and Warranty Information
SpyderCHECKR is compatible with Windows XP (32/64), Vista (32/64), and 7 (32/64) operating systems as well as Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. To use this device, you need 128 MB RAM, 100 MB free hard disk space, and Adobe Lightroom v2 or higher or Photoshop CS3 or higher.
SpyderCHECKR comes with a one-year hardware warranty and free online support.
For those who find accurate colors in their photography important, this the product to get! Most have heard of products to calibrate monitors and to profile their printers but that only works on maintaining color consistency between the monitor and your print out. Now, another critical component in the process is capturing the colors accurately when you take the photo. Until recently, most photographers thought that if they used a gray card or color checker to get the white balance, they would get accurate colors when they processed their photos based on the gray patch/card. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Clicking for the white balance just fixes the white balance but does not address the nuances in colors that each camera produces.
When one enters a TV store, he might see several TVs showing the exact same program but will notice that they may not reflect the same colors. All may show a red balloon, but the particular hue, brightness, and saturation of the color red may vary from TV to TV. That is a typical characteristic of a lot of digital devices including digital cameras. (If you check the dslr reviews in dpreview.com, you can see where they compare the cameras color rendition to other similar cameras, and they are never fully alike).
So if a photographer is critical about color, he would also need a way to profile his camera so that he can complete the color management process - accurate and consistent colors from capture (taking the photo) - to monitor - to printing. Now, the Spyder Checkr allows for a relatively simple process of getting accurate colors from the photos you take.
This product has both a set of color targets and software that integrates with some key RAW processing software.Read more ›
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Used item was shipped to me. Seller did give me discount after the fact. -1 star for shipping me used product, -1 star for difficulty of focusing on gray cards with AF. Other then the minus, very nice product. Wish they made a more portable/smaller version.
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